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Feb 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
in power. and he tells president obama, he doesn't understand the risks of pushing mubarak to step down now. in cure the regime continue to target journalists and gun fire continues in the streets. pro democracy dmen straightors stand their ground, promising a big push on what they call farewell friday to prove president mubarak has no choice but to go. here in washington, the administration stands firm and rejects complaints from other arab allies. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> some on the right stay white house is wrong but republican senator john mccain not only backs president obama's approach, he passionately takes issue with those who say the best course is for america to prop up egypt's dictator. >> i'm not a starry eyed idealist. i know the nature of war and i think i understand these issues. and i understand the criticalness. for us to be on the side of government that are repressive can never help us. >> the front line of egypt's revolution, anderson cooper is live from cairo. on this night we do not have a live image to show o
Jan 31, 2011 7:00pm EST
demonstration to date. here in washington, the obama administration is playing down concerns that if president mubarak is forced out, radical islamists could cease power. yet, there's a sense of frustration and uncertainty at the white house. the administration has made clear to president mubarak he needs an exit strategy but sees no evidence as yet he is ready for a true dialogue with his critics. as one official put it to me, "it is not clear he is listening, and he may try to overstay his already overstayed time." and we have more from cairo. >> reporter: hi, john. on that point you were just making there about the concern that exists that if the moib regime should fall there would be some islamic government that would take over, a lot of strong opinions on that front from the streets of cairo. people saying that, no, that is not the case because this is not an islamic revolt. this is a revolt of the people and what they do want is democracy. and anyone who comes into power should president mubarak should fall should be held as accountable as he is being held by the population right now. th
Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> many remain on the streets. some say that it is too little too late. president obama says he has begin -- he has spoken with the egyptian leader. >> what i indicated tonight to president barack, that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> as people power transforms the landscape, many in the region brace themselves. hello and welcome. after 30 years of power, the egyptian president said he will not step down until the elections attempted murder. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people -- the elections in september. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets. >> my first responsibility runout is to regain, instability in our home country. to ensure the peaceful transition of leadership and to ensure that the responsibility moves peacefully to whoever wins in the next election. i did not intend to stand again. i am now very determined to make sure that whenever i do, i finished my duty keeping the peace in egypt. >> however, there were signs that the gesture will the satisfy the international commu
Feb 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
of them. >>> president obama meanwhile is meeting with his top national security advisers. we're going to have much more on what the white house is doing. what's been the white house role in all these dramatic developments in egypt? the obama administration putting pressure on the egyptian president to step down. stay with us for that. also, egypt's control of a vital oil shipping lane. if the crisis continues, we could all feel the impact. you know, when i grow up, i'm going to own my own restaurant. i want to be a volunteer firefighter. when i grow up, i want to write a novel. i want to go on a road trip. when i grow up, i'm going to go there. i'm going to work with kids. i want to fix up old houses. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to fall in love again. [ female announcer ] together we can discover the best of what's next at >>> jack cafferty certainly following the break news, all the developments here in the united states as well as in egypt. jack is here with "the cafferty file." jack? >> some estimates put the estimates of egyp
Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
of progress in discussions over the transfer of power with egypt's vice president. president obama urges president mubarak to listen to the people and calls for change in egypt to begin now. >> in light of what's happened over the last two weeks, going back to the old ways is not going to work. >> welcome to bbc news broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and right around the globe. tension escalates between thailand and cambodia. both sides blame each other. and the husband of the shot u.s. congresswoman says he's going to resume training for the final flight of the space shuttle endeavour. thousands of people as well stayed in central cairo after another huge rally demanding the resignation of egyptian president hosni mubarak. there are reporting of gunfire near the square. protests build friday as the day of departure but president mubarak is still hanging on to power. activists are saying that, although they plan demonstration, people are encouraged to return to work. >> from early this morning, they were celebrating what they were calling the day of the departure with special cha
Feb 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
police. and what's the worst part about being president of the united states? president obama may wish he could take another stab at answering that question and talk a little bit less about himself. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the observeway white house is warning egypt that words are not enough. no more, and that the mubarak government must take concrete steps towards greater freedom and democracy. let's go straight to the white house. our correspondent dan lothian is joining us with the latest. sensitive times, dan, for the president, but these are critically important issues. >> reporter: that's right, and all of the energy here at the white house is focused on strongly encouraging this transition process along, realizing that it is not easy because, as one official pointed out here at the white house today, the situation on the ground in egypt changes from hour to hour, so as robert gibbs says it's going to be a bumpy road. strolling back to the white house from his u.s. chamber of commerce speech president obama struck an optimistic tone on the process to resolv
Feb 4, 2011 5:30pm PST
will not be happy with this parliament. >> as many prepare with another night on the streets, barack obama says he wants change in egypt to start now. >> in light of what has happened over the last two weeks, going back to the old ways is not gone to work. -- doubling to work. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- per month names its first civilian president in half a century, but he is a former army general. and on the rocks. the true story of the shipwreck called whiskey galore. hello to you. it had not been one of egypt's protesters promise, a day of departure, but an 11th day of demonstration has seen hundreds of thousands in the streets urging president mubarak and his government to go now. the bbc is sold the vice- president is expected to meet leading opposition figures within days. the muslim brotherhood has told us they will not attend while he is in power. protesters still plan regular demonstrations, but people are being encouraged to go home. >> the evening from cairo. today,
Feb 11, 2011 9:00am EST
night, president obama sent the clearest signal yet that he is siding with the protesters. in a statement, he said, "the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete, and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy and they have not yet seized that opportunity." >> and one other piece of breaking news. mohamed el on the streets, the only way out is for the regime to go. people power can't be crushed. we shall prevail. still hope army can join." >> and we join richard engel now. is elbaradei right? the entire nation of cairo out on the streets? >> reporter: there are many people out on the streets, but what's different today, it's not just cairo. there have been other movements since these protests began, but when we're seeing now are huge protests in cairo, but also suez, alexandria, protests all over the country and they seem united in their call for president mubarak to not just transfer power, not j
Feb 2, 2011 5:30am EST
. president obama also challenging mubarak to immediately begin a transfer of power in a brief statement last night, obama went on to praise those calling for democracy in egypt. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and it must begin now. to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear -- we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> transition of power now was the key there from president obama. his remarks came hours after mubarak said he would not seek re-election this september, but also said he would not yield to growing demands that he resign now. saying in part my top priority and responsibility is to restore the security and stability of the nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. the egyptian leader vowed not to flee the country saying he would die on egyptian soil. his offer did no
Feb 1, 2011 5:00am EST
the implications for the tourism industry in legitimate. the protest opposing a policy for president obama's administration both mr. obama and secretary of state hillary hillary have been criticized for being slow to grasp the upheavily in egypt and demands to oust president mubarak. the administration has now dispatched annen sroeu to cairo. with more from washington. >> for 30 years u.s. presidents have come and gone but it has always been the same egyptian president coming to visit. is president obama the last u.s. leader to host hosni mubarak? maybe that is what the white house thinks but it is not saying so yet. instead, it is talking about an orderly transition. >> the way egypt looks and operates must change. that is why away believe we should increase the amount of freedom that is had by the egyptian people but that is not for us to determine thele parameters and limits. >> the white house can point to past history. president obama called for orderly change when he visited egypt two years ago but now there is more at stake. egypt has huge strategic importance to the u.s. it control
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Feb 5, 2011 1:00am EST
us forward. >> he has great credibility. >> what is the view of president obama among the protesters, if you can generalize about how president obama is doing? >> sorry. you can repeat your question again? >> greta: if it's possible, can you tell me, generally wharkts protesters think of what president obama's been doing so far, or not doing? >> i think -- i think having president obama... speaking about this and showing his intention to the problem is a good thing. but too much attention might be not the best move right now, as well. egypt wants to be independent and have their independent choices at the end of the day. any help they can get is great, but they don't want anyone imposed upon themselves -- >> greta: go ahead. >> i think the american administration has been taken by surprise by what has happened in the last 10 days in egypt. there have been mixed signals come from this administration. first, they were hesitant to speak out. then they were pro the youth movement, now i think they are saying again, they're want a smooth, stable transition. so i don't really think that th
Feb 4, 2011 7:00am EST
of corruption, corruption, corruption. these countries love the united states and sent to obama election attitude have been changed. they love president obama and they wish they had a president like obama. now it is time for the u.s. to get rid of all of the governments of the middle east and u.s. set up in the democracy and all of these countries. people of the middle east are tired of islam and have no problem with the state of israel. the u.s. has all the resources to do so. we have plenty educated people in these countries working and living in these countries. we love the u.s. for what it stands for. u.s. can use these people to set up a fair and democratic -- democratic government. host: we need you to wrap up. caller: the only thing i am trying to tell you, the american people should realize the people in this part of the world are tired. i go back and forth and whenever i go -- because of corruption, retaliation, everything. host: steve, what got to let you go. his main message -- the people in that region of the world are tired. the next phone call is from alexandria, virginia.
Feb 1, 2011 1:00pm EST
for the program nationally and locally? those are espoused by ice and the obama administration and those that have been publicly stated by participating state and local levels of government. third, how is the -- how has the program implemented originally or sense the 2009 program revisions by the obama administration? how strong is program oversight and supervision? the u.s. and general government accountability office and dhs office of inspector general have been highly critical in recent reports and we want to see how this was working in practice in our 7-study sites. are the costs, benefits, and community benefits? these are difficult to quantify we do provide the qualitative evidence around these impacts as well as an affirmation more quantitated. finally, we make recommendations for improving the program. there are basically two major framing issues around our findings that i would like you to keep in mind during this presentation. the first of these is on the level of targeting. this has changed somewhat over the course of the program's history. ship date 287-g program focus on people that t
Feb 2, 2011 9:00am EST
, the president obama is urging mubarak to move even quicker, but he stopped short of calling directly for him to step down now. >> it is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, an it must begin now. >> john ray is live for us in cairo. what's going on here? we're hearing accusations. elbaradei is saying there appears to be an attempt by mubarak forces to create a more violent situation. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, what we're hearing here at the moment is the sound -- unmistakable sound of gunfire below me in what we've come to call liberation square. it's been going on for the last three or four minutes. several bursts of gunfire. i cannot tell whether that is gunfire into the air to try to disperse crowds or whether it's something more sinister than that. but i think we can say for sure that if yesterday was the revolution, today is the counterrevolution. and if yesterday was peaceful, today i am afraid it's anything but. we've watched disturbing scenes unfold here over the past hour. i think if i just move slightly out of the way, the camera
Feb 11, 2011 11:00am EST
'm very proud of the way this administration and the united states has played this. president obama has been carefully calibrated in having both continuity and change. hosni mubarak was an ally of the united states for a long time and a faithful one. >> hold on one second. we want to get to the square because we have got ron allen, who's in the middle of this huge elation and ron, i can't imagine what you're hearing and seeing there. >> reporter: well, it is just an incredible scene. people cannot contain themselves. this is what freedom looks like, what it sounds like. people are overjoyed. there are flags flying, people dancing. and down this road, there are people pouring into tahrir square at liberation square. this is the moment so many people in this country have dreamed of, have waited for. have been so long denied and there's just an incredible sense of relief, accomplishment, vi victory, jubilation here. it's hard to put into words. just an amazing thing. there are families here. there's a little girl who lost her parents, soldiers waving a flag and that is what people want. th
Feb 17, 2011 5:00am EST
expires march 4. republicans want to cut $61 billion from the budget. president obama says that he will veto those cuts. if no agreement is reached shortly, the government could shut down for the first time since 1995. >>> metro funding is still a source of frustration for lawmakers fighting over money. that could mean a setback for passenger safety. >> brianne carter is live in arlington with the latest money crunch facing metro. >> good morning. another financial fight on capitol hill. this is all about a plan congress is working on to fund the government for fiscal year 2011. it does not currently include $150 million that metro was promised to improve safety. the republican bill currently does not include that. democrat gerry connolly has a measure that would restore that money back into its. that was killed tuesday night. metro says this money is absolutely vital to the agency's work to rebuild the 30- year-old system and restore reliable service. a number of passengers feel the money is long overdue, that metro is already underfunded. they believe this would make this a impro
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Feb 4, 2011 9:00pm EST
and will not leave the presidential palace. president obama stopped short of calling for him to step down saying the transition needs to begin right now. >> the president: the key question he should be asking is how do i leave a legacy behind in which egypt is able to get through this transformative period? my hope is that he will up making the right decision. >> reporter: most of alexandria is calm. soldiers patrol with bayonets fixed on the end of their rifles. neighborhood watches, people walk the streets with sticks and clubs. we hear gunfire occasionally not battles, only warning shots. >> bret: mike tobin, live in al zhan -- alexandria. let's i in our panel. kt mc-- let's begin elliot with where we are and where it may go in coming days. your thoughts? >> i think the army which said this week that they weren't going to fire and didn't, also didn't fire on president mubarak he's still there. they are all still there. the question for the coming days. can the army find a compromise where mubarak stays as president but gives up his powers to vice president suleiman? satisfying the army, satis
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Feb 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
: what is the view of president obama among the protesters? if you can generalize about how the protesters feel about how president obama is doing? >> can you repeat your question again? >> greta: if it is possible, can you tell me, generally what the protesters think of what president obama has been doing so far or not doing? >> i think highly of president obama showing his attention to the problem is a good thing. too much attention might be not the best move right now as well. egypt wants to be independent and have their independent choices. any help they can get is great, but they don't want anyone imposed upon them. >> i think the american administration has been taken by surprise by what has happened in the last 10 days in egypt. there has been missed signals coming from the administration. first they were hesitant to speak out. then they were pro the youth movement. now i think they are hesitating again. they want a smooth, stable transition. i didn't think the egyptians or the youth movement is very much interested in what president obama thinks or what the administr
Feb 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
and harassment severely paralyzing their ability to broadcast on the air. >>> and president obama issues his strongest message yet to the egyptian government. warning, and i'm quoting him now, going back to the old days is not going to work. let's start with the bloody fighting right now between opposing protesters. that fighting spreading to new parts of cairo. cnn's ivan watson is joining us with the very latest. ivan, i know you're at tahrir square, and it looks like there's some significant crowds still gathered, even though it's now just past midnight. >> reporter: that's right. thousands of people here, more than we've seen in the past, and really a remarkable turnaround here considering that throughout the day and night on wednesday and thursday this was basically a war zone, and on friday it was a giant political rally made possible in part by the egyptian military providing a bit more security and apparently holding back some of the pro-government demonstrators. that said, while the scene here has been peaceful, there's been music. there have been speeches. there has been poetry, an
Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
clashes with the security forces have been reported. >>> meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama called for an immediate peaceful transition of power in egypt. in a speech on tuesday, obama said he had spoken earlier with president mubarak by telephone and conveyed his opinions. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair, and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >>> the united nations human rights chief says up to 300 people may have been killed in egypt's unrest. she appealed for calm during tuesday's protests in the country. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights navi pillay read a statement prepared by spokesmen in geneva on
Feb 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
gather that mr. tyrrell, still... obama care and wonder why the u.s. is so... [inaudible]. >> doctor, are you in favor of the health care plan, that passed last year? >> caller: i am... the obama health care plan, i think it did only a partial, partially satisfactory and would prefer something more on the style of the european or japanese plan or the canadian plan. >> thank you, sir. >> well, rights now, the japanese and europeans are fixing up their entitlement expense and they have a huge ex-suspension and are rioting in the streets. we don't have that yet and we can still avoid it and we can provide health care through private -- through the private medical system that is far more efficient and effective than obamacare. so, i'm going to stick with the future that works. privatization. i hope we don't go into public health care, because, i think that it would just, if you want to know what -- where it leads, well, it leads to greece, to spain, and, right now, they are faced with the terrible problem. and we have -- don't have that problem yet. and, it is not too late to avoid that
Feb 1, 2011 12:00am EST
and not mubarak. i want to show you a clip of the interview and talk to you. >> your message to president obama is what? >> my message to president obama is -- and i have lots of respect for him. i worked with him and i have a lot of admiration for him. i tell him, you need to review your policy. you need to let go of mubarak. you shouldn't be behind the curve. you need to start with confidence with the people and not with the people smothering the people. >> anderson, this persistent thing now that america has been on the wrong side of the fence, it's a difficult situation because america for 30 years has been a good ally for mubarak and he's done a good job for americans. is it fair to criticize president obama now for not going against him or do you understand the difficulties? >> reporter: when you hear protesters in the square concerned about whether or not it's fair from their vantage point the u.s. has been supporting a regime which has been corrupt, which has been arresting people, torturing people and which has been not meeting their needs for some 30 years, certainly over the last ten
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
. the president obama's representative sid the said the president must stay in office in order to steer changes through. it appears that president mubarak is going to stay. what happens next? >> well continuing the standoff. i think the people are very clear that mubarak has to retire, in dignity but he has to go. there's a huge question of credibility. people have no credibility, if he doesn't leave, the regime would retrench and then come back with vengeance. and you hear different voices. very clear he should go. he has to make care of the statement saying mubarak must stay, which created a lot of disappoint here in egypt. people who are very happy with barack obama's statement that the time is now. mubarak will be stubborn but it's not really a person of issue, it's an issue of the country. people want to see a new regime and mubarak to step down is a clear indication that we are on the throws of the second republic if you like. unless he does that, we will continue the stand off. people are very determined that he should leave. and also, fareed, that the whole process of transition should
Feb 1, 2011 12:00am EST
which president obama has tried to address the situation in egypt. he finds himself on the eve of what is expected to potentially be a million protesters flooding cairo's streets. what mr. obama can be and cannot do and what we think he might do, coming up. oceanographer: diving to 4,000 meters. - boy: go down! down. down. - boy #2: whoa. straight, go straight. no, to the right! kids: to the right! to the right! go to the right! boy: go to the right! - boy #1: whoa! - boy #2: whoa! boy #3: what is that? well, that's a... i don't know. whoa. can we call him blinky? - announcer: expert teaching. - kids: whoa! deeper learning. together, we are the human network. cisco. which beneful prepared meals. tonight? roasted chicken recipe? - savory rice and lamb stew. - [ barks ] you're right. tonight is a beef stew kind of night. [ announcer ] beneful prepared meals. another healthful, flavorful beneful. ♪ four decadent flavors. 60 calories. it's me o'clock -- time for jell-o. four decadent flavors. 60 calories. usa prime credit. you have question?. ok...peggy. yes, i have 100,000 reward poin
Feb 4, 2011 5:00am EST
clashes. we could hear more from president obama to enter questions from reporters in relation to egypt today. officials are wrapping up for the immediate resignation of hosni mubarak. he told abc that he would not step down or leave egypt. many expect protest to grow in size and intensity ted. they are calling this the friday of departure. there are concerns about the safety of americans. they will continue to schedule flights out of egypt. one of the solutions the obama administration is proposing, mubarak handing power over to e egypt's vice president. they have determined mubarak stepping down is the fastest way to a peaceful resolution. we will continue watching the streets and bringing you the latest. >> thank you. >>> we look at the day ahead. the january jobs report comes out in a few hours. it is expected to show 146,000 new jobs were created last month. unemployment is expected to rise to 9.5%. this is in date for s not mark kelly. the husband -- this is a decision day for astronaut mark kelly appeared he is expected to announce he will fly into space this spring. endeavor wil
Feb 15, 2011 6:00am EST
. >>> capitol hill is getting ready for battle over president obama's 2012 budget proposal. in administration says that the plan freezes government spending and cuts the deficit over the next 10 years. but republicans say it does not go far enough. >>> the d.c. region was apparent from the most painful parts of the spending plan, but nothing is safe just yet. >> brianne carter has a closer look at the impact before us. >> good morning. you have already seen some back- and-forth about the budget. the president's proposal is said to have some good news in it for d.c. the proposal would include keeping the program that allows d.c. students to remain in state and have in-state tuition at a number of universities across the country. it also maintains funding for city, public, and charter schools. that reinforces education as a priority of this administration. that's what we heard yesterday from the president. the smithsonian institution would get a $100 million increase to build a new museum. the smithsonian budget for salaries and for facilities would see a little bit of a cut. we have seen the b
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00am EST
president bush. originally pro president obama. he says no, i think that's a good idea to talk but so far there's been no movement yet. >> so we will keep an eye on that particular square and when there is movement and if they do indeed start to march on the palace we'll keep you posted. yesterday in the 78 eight page opinion, a u.s. district judge of northern florida ruled that the president's health care initiative is unconstitutional. you know that part that is called the -- >> this is gigantic. >> that is unconstitutional. the government, he says, can't tell you, you got to go out and you got to buy insurance or get fined. that's against the law, says roger. >> actually, he ended up saying because of that, the whole thing is unconstitutional. basicly in his ruling, he said you can't just parse out this one segment. you have to then rule that the entire law is unconstitutional. so what happens now? we've had two courts that ruled in favor of the obama administration. one in western virginia and one in michigan. and then you had two courts who say it's unconstitutional. one in eastern v
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
or is that not fair? >> i'm not a big fan of the obama administration, but i was marginally involved in discussions during the presidency of george w. bush about egypt, because they wanted to push egypt toward reform and nudge hosni mubarak toward reform. they were very concerned about the ways of hosni mubarak. and in the end, they pulled back from it. so i think there's plenty of blame to go around. this is a man who has been in power from reagan to obama. he's known five presidents, and he's picked the pocket and stiffed five presidents in a row. this kind of guessing who lost egypt and who should have known, i am really not interested in it. i wrote a lot about egypt trying to underline the troubles of the mubarak regime. it's really not about this debate in washington. it's really about this revolution in egypt and whether we go and embrace it and proclaim it and accept it as a legitimate revolution that a free people are entitled to. >> david, given the history with egypt, the american support of the mubarak regime for 30 years, how in your opinion have they been playing this, mixed messages
Feb 4, 2011 6:00am EST
for the e-mail. anything else, rob? >> on a lighter note, scott says i love to get up early to see obama say obama, pennsylvania, super bowl. >> that's a pretty good e-mail. i would declare that e-mail to be a -- thanks very much. guess what? the event you've been waiting for, "morning joe" starts right now. >> they're called to fix what was broken in our world. a call rooted in faith. is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organize r for a grou of churches on the south side of chicago. it was through that experience working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that i came to know jesus christ for myself. and embrace him as my lord and savior. >> we pray that violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> all right. we're going straight to cairo. live pictures out of tahrir square where hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathering right now for what they hope will be a day of departur
Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
. this country of 80 million rocked by chaos. in washington, president obama convenes a meeting of his national security team. the u.s. is one of its closest allies and sortion of more than a billion dollars in annual aid. sunday january 30th, key opposition figure mohamed elbaradei arrive in cairo's tahrir square calling on mubarak to, quote, leave today and save the country. tuesday, february 1st, anti-mubarak protesters call a march of millions. ahead of the march, the president says in a televised speech he will not seek re-election. >> translator: i have spent enough time in the service of the country and its people. >> reporter: but tens of thousands of demonstrate ors pack shoulders to shoulder in tahrir square to denounce the speech. still, there is support for mubarak too, especially from those who believe the chaos is destroying egypt. then a surreal scene in tahrir square as dozens of men riding horses and camels charge into the crowd beating anti-mubarak demonstrators. the government says later they were employed in the tourism trade and upset with the demonstrations. then days of c
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Feb 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
of this network. we appreciate it, margaret. we are standing by for a joint news conference with president obama and the canadian prime minister and we will bring that to you when it starts and we believe egypt will be a topic of discussion. and the obama administration has been talking about a transition of power and we got alerts last night saying that the united states is working on a transition of power, something about bringing in the vice president and making it an orderly affair, but, can that be done? what remains to be seen? we will get the behind the scenes look from the former u.s. ambassador to egypt on a very busy friday afternoon as "studio busy friday afternoon as "studio b" continues here in 90 secondst the new motorola bravo. no, not its brilliant touch screen or android operating system. ok go ahead. it's just $49.99. only from at&t. rethink possible. the morning after the big move starts with back pain... and a choice. take advilow... and maybe up to 4 in a day. or, choose eve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. smarmove. ♪ >>shepard: president obama met earlier today with t
Feb 3, 2011 9:00pm EST
it is almost better. >> the obama administration's policies are being viewed through and actually articulated and now implemented through influence operations that the muslim brotherhood itself is running in our own country. >> the muslim brotherhood you keep hearing about in egypt, actually, it's the implementation arm of the obama administration. here at home as long as you're watching sean hannity's hour on fox news at night, at night, alone, with the lights off and a flashlight under your chin. that same hannity guest who says the muslim brotherhood is secretly rung tsecret ly running the obama administration, or whatever, the website thinkprogress caught up with him this weekend. they asked him exactly who in the obama administration is secretly in cahoots with the muslim brotherhood. naturally, he named names. >> john brennan is the homeland security adviser to the president of the united states. >> he's complicit in this -- >> what the nature of the threat is. and is insistent upon using political front organizations as sources of information, as vehicles for -- jim claperper t directo
Feb 7, 2011 11:00pm PST
of president hosni mubarak. the obama administration has been struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing events. secretary of state hillary clinton told a european security conference on saturday those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still at the end on the outside looking in. joining me now by phone from cairo is "new york times" columnist in roger cohen. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so tell me where we are at this monday late night in cairo. >> well, today the government, president hosni mubarak, seemed to be reasserting control, at least to some degree. cairo had an air of greater normalcy. there was more traffic, banks open at least for a couple of hours and the government immediately put through a 15% pay rise, the government workers, in an attempt to calm things. but the protests atta rear square continue with many, many thousands of people still in the square and the standoff remains. the protestors who insist that hosni mubarak, president of 30 years, must go now and mubarak seemingly increasingly supported by we
Feb 9, 2011 4:30am EST
lady says the commander in chief has kicked the habit. michelle obama said the president has quit smoking. >> but will he be able to continue being smoke-free? ines ferre has more. >> reporter: it is one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go obama. >> i think it is great. >> after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife, michelle obama, revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> when somebody decides to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have, they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> about 46 million americans smoke and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >> have i fallen off the wagon s
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